Book Review: Anatomy and Physiology in Healthcare

Practice development nurse Valerie McGurk reviews Anatomy and Physiology in Healthcare.

★ ★ ★ ★

P. Marshall, B. Gallacher, J. Jolly et al

Scion Publishing

528pp | £29.99

ISBN: 9781904842958

This textbook presents anatomy and physiology in a fun and interactive way. It was written in collaboration by the authors who have a background in either biological science or nursing. The content is presented in a user-friendly style.

It is divided into 14 chapters and the way the authors have introduced the information gives it a modern twist. For example, instead of titling a chapter ‘the reproductive system’, it is called from ‘from one generation to the next’.

Each chapter presents clear direction and learning points and chapters are illustrated with colour plates and graphs. What works particularly well is the way the authors have used case studies that reflect the reality of the changing patterns of health


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